9781580086356

Right Letter : How to Communicate Effectively in a Busy World

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  • ISBN13:

    9781580086356

  • ISBN10:

    1580086357

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-10-01
  • Publisher: Random House Inc
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Summary

Replaces previous edition.In today'?s hectic world of cell phones, email, and instant messages, is it still worthwhile to know how to write a good letter? Absolutely! An attractive, well-written letter can grab the reader'?s attention and hold it long after someone else'?s email has been discarded. It can make a strong, lasting impression on a hiring manager, potential client, or faraway friend who receives it. In other words, the letter is still an important professional and personal communication tool, one that too few people know about these days. In this completely revised and updated edition of BETTER LETTERS, writing authority Jan Venolia dispenses expert advice on creating the perfect letter, covering composition, style, and format. With THE RIGHT LETTER! your message will rise above the rest. This handy, portable addition to the Right! series (650,000 copies sold) is an important guide to effective letter writing, including a section on email. With so many people complaining about the glut of email, spam, and misinformation, this reference is needed now more than ever. Previous editions of BETTER LETTERS have sold more than 80,000 copies.

Author Biography

JAN VENOLIA has been helping people improve their writing for more than 30 years. A veteran writer and editor, Jan lends her expertise to workshops and conferences. She lives in Gualala, California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Mail Callp. xi
Business Lettersp. 1
The Nuts and Bolts of Letter-Writingp. 3
The Look of the Letterp. 23
Examples of Business Lettersp. 45
Personal Lettersp. 69
The Joy of Personal Lettersp. 71
Examples of Personal Lettersp. 79
Emailp. 99
Avoiding Email Anarchyp. 101
Writing an Effective Email Messagep. 109
Appendixp. 119
Abbreviationsp. 121
Forms of Addressp. 124
Internet Domain Namesp. 135
Indexp. 140
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